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Alton R. "Al" Janelle I (Sr.) W9CEA/9APA 1904-9/4/1941 Green Bay's First Ham Alton Janelle Crash Victim - Injuries Prove Fatal To Green Bay Man in Hospital Here Monday Injured in a traffic accident early the morning of September 4, Alton R. Janelle, 37, died at 5 o'clock Monday afternoon in a Green Bay hospital.  He had sustained a basal skull fracture, and did not regain consciousness before his death. Coroner Orlen Miller said today tat an inquest will be held into the death when...
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James J. Hyskey 1911-1978 Green Bay, WI
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Lorenz A. Dumke 1902 - 1981 Green Bay, WI
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Held at Lily Lake County Park
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The banquet was held at Woodside and the Ham of the year award was give to Wes W9WES and Dale WB9NRK, as there was a tie.
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Field Day 1989 - Held at the Brown County Fair Grounds, it was 95 degrees that day.
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Louis H. Pansier 1925-1971
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James J. Byrnes 1929 - 2018 Egg Harbor, WI
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Held at the Brown County Fairgrounds
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The Green Bay Mike & Key Club, Inc.
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Harrison L. "Harry" Haskins W9FWO/9AZV 1906 - 1975 Green Bay, WI
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Postmaster August W. Delgoffe (right) presenting 5-cent commemorative postage stamps honoring amateur radio operator for work in the Alaskan earthquake.  This is the 50th anniversary of the ARRL.  Accepting the stamps are Ken Emmons, W9FWD (left), Howard Sorensen, W8ZPU, and Harry Fred erick, W8QGQ.
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Ervin W. Busse 1911-2002 Manitowoc, WI
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The Door County Magazine (Winter 2010-11) included an article "Old Frequency", which talks about Amateur Radio, including operators in Door County. In Door County, the first official amateur radio operators' club was organized by Sturgeon Bay High School students.  Amateurs and fans met for the first time on January 19, 1923.
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Herman L. Greve 1908-1983 Hilbert, WI
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James H. Promis 1946 - 1999 Onedia, WI
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Richard "Dick" J. Konkel, KB9KEM/KN9MAZ 1943 - 2018 Green Bay, WI
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Members of the Appleton High School Amateur Radio Club try out equipment in their radio shack in the school after installing a new 40 meter folded dipole antenna on the industrial arts wing of the school for club use.  Members work on Mondays and Wednesdays after school.  The club is open to anyone interested in Morse Code or amateur radio.  From left are Richard Roth (K9GAD), Gerald Radtke (WN9GON) and John Stefl (WA9FWD).  Roger Kerstner is club advisor
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Setting Up Camp It took the five boys a long time to haul in their gear  and set it up... two days to be exact.  They are shown as they rig antennas on the hilltop site near Point Sauble.  In the foreground are, from left, Dan Servais, and Chip Williams.  Tending to the business in the background are, from left, Bruce Hanns, Pat Humphreys, and Pete Zawasky By mid-afternoon teenage hams had their equipment completely assembled for national "Field Day." Testing the efficiency of one...
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Almon F. "Al" Ives 1907 - 1970 Green Bay, WI
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Miss Grace Kehoe passed her code test and becomes the first woman amateur radio operator in Green Bay. Her mother, Mrs. Edward Kehoe, Marinette, was the first woman telegraph operator in Wisconsin and the Upper Michigan.  Mrs. Kehoe began sending Morese Code for the Milwaukee road at Wagner, WI at the age of 15. She had learned it from her father, a Milwaukee road agent at Ontonagon, MI. Miss Kehoe has yet to send her first message alone pending the completion of her transmitter by her...
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As a Part of Friday and Saturday's civil defense alert, radio amateurs under Outagamie county's CD radio officer, George Merkl, left, tried out their base station in the courthouse.  County Coordinator  Andrew J. Schiltz, standing, right, watches operator Dave Bowker as he talks to one of the six mobile units in an amateur's car.  Tests indicated the network - on the 2-meter state RACES band - will function loud and clear throughout the county and into Winnebago and Calumet counties
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Bay Area Wireless Association
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A new 147.120 antenna (still one for receive one for transmit) with three pieces of 7/8" 50 ohm feedline donated by Duke Wright thanks to Steve N9FOY.   RX at 900 feet with preamp.  TX at 700 feet.  Pat, KA9VRK in the front and the St. Paul crew in back.
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As of Feb. 14, Americans with a penchant for ham radio communications can get their amateur radio license  without having to learn that combination of dits and dahs that make up the Morse code. "It certainly opens up amateur radio to a lot of people who think they couldn't learn the code." Myron Jackson, Fox Cities Amateur Radio Club president, said of the new codeless license. Jackson, who teaches classes to prospective licensees, said the code is a major obstacle for many. "...
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George P. Honold 1900-1983 Manitowoc, WI
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Oliver D. Davis W9WLZ 1919-1/5/2013 Oliver D. Davis, 93, Green Bay, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2013.  He was born on February 17, 1919 in Green Bay to the late Norman & Minnie Davis. Oliver graduated from East High School. He loved Ham Radio, his call letters were W9WLZ. As a young man he built his own radio equipment, he would repair radio equipment in his parent's basement. Oliver belonged to the Green Bay Mike & Key Club. When Oliver was younger he worked part time as a...
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During the annual amateur radio operator's field day Saturday, Roger Cannon, above left, Walter Stubbs and Al Herfort watch as Harry Haskins operates the transmitter while  contacting other operators in all parts of the country.
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The Marinette & Menominee Amateur Radio Club Celebrating 60 Years 1949-2009
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War Silenced Amateur Radio Operators At least three the Door County amateur radio operators that were active in 1941 during the war are still active in the hobby; two of them, George Gabert, and Clayton Cardy, live here year around and  Les Olson spends his summers here and his winters in California.
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Green Bay Mike & Key Club newsletter Representatives from the Marinette / Menominee club; Scott, N9JCL & Tom, K0SN gave a  presentation on there clubs up and coming DX Pedition trip to St. Paul Island. The Green Bay Mike & Key Club will sponsor a special event station in conjunction with the Railroad Heritage Bicycle Tour. The place is at the National Railroad Museum @ 228S S. Broadway on May 22.
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September 30 - October 1, 1978 Port Plaza Mall - Amateur Radio Display
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George J. Gabert 1905 - 1992 Sturgeon Bay, WI
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Brown County's Civil Defense organization particpiated in "Operation Alert" when a make beleive nuclear bomb was dropped on the West Side.  Leo Westerman is shown involved in  emergency radio work from the Courthouse as part of CONELRAD operations.
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"Jerry Van" Gerald VanDen Wymelenberg  W9VOW 1916-2/14/2012 Gerald Van Den Wymelenberg, "Jerry Van", 95, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, with family by his side and with him in prayer. He was born on Aug. 23, 1916, in the Village of Wrightstown, to the late Arnold and Eleanore Van Den Wymelenberg. On May 4, 1940, he married Marie Hendricks at St. Mary's Catholic Church in De Pere. In 2006, Gerald and Marie celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary prior to Marie's...
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Emmet Platten 9CSX 1893-1977 Emmet Platten, 85, 1120 Marshall St., died Monday evening (April 11, 1977) in local hospital.  Mr. Platten was a pioneer in radio and attended Marconia Radio School. As a youth, he spent time on the ocean as a radio operator. Mr. Platten, a veteran of World War I, served in the Army. He was a well known pioneer West Side resident. Survivors include one brother, Peter Platten Sr., Green Bay; nieces and nephews.
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Photos of the Northeastern Wisconsin Radio League repeater, tower and 4 bay array that was located at the Highway 57/54 split in the Town Of Scott. The North East Wisconsin Radio League NEWRL was formed in the onset of the no code technician license boom in 1989. The group built a linked repeater system connecting Algoma, Green Bay and Waubeno, which was useful in collecting weather spotting reports. The club dissolved in 2000. The remaining transformed into more of a "Skywarn"...
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This was a special event station that ran, June 30 and July 1st, 1990, at the National Railroad Museum in Ashwaubenon. Amateurs transmitted from the cab of the Pacific Big Boy.  The largest steam engine made.
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Held at the Brown County Reforestation Camp in Suamico.
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Amateur Radio Operators Of Brown County Compiled by Margaret, WD9EGA for the Green Bay Mike And Key Club, Inc - March 15, 1980 There were approximately 434 ham radio licenses in Brown County, WI on March 1980.
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Gary Jungwirth was one of several amateur radio operators who worked at the national field day Saturday and  Sunday.  Operating from the WDOR FM tower site, the "hams" tried to log as many contacts as possible in the 24 hour period.  In a national emergency amateurs could serve as a communications link for the nation.
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"Whatever happened to Bill Juhre?  Haven't see him around much lately." This coffee-counter conversation prompted a look at "What's happened" to the creator of "The Orbits," a family comic strip that was at home in the Press Gazette and 92 others newspapers for almost eight years. Slowed down by a series of heart attacks, Bill Juhre is by no means retired.  Juhre still teaches two art classes each week, and was curator of art at the Neville Public Museum for...
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The Green Bay Mike and Key Club held its annual Awards Banquet at the Rock Garden Supper Club on Saturday, March 24.
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Louie Pansier, W9LYX seated at the basement of the Brown County courthouse in front of a two meter AM transceiver.
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David E. Roberts Jr. 1923 - 2018 Sobieski, WI
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Clement "Clem" P.  Pigeon 1924 - 2012 Green Bay, WI
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When Tragedy Strikes: Aftermath of Alaskan Earthquake "Ham" Radio Operators Try To Help Randy Schaaf, 1605 Ridge Road, at radio set
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Kenneth "Ken" J. Meyer K9KJM/WB9YUY 1945-2014 Kenneth John Meyer, 69, of Sturgeon Bay passed away at home on July 25, 2014, after a brave battle with cancer. Ken was born June 12, 1945, in Sturgeon Bay, and graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1963. He worked as a radio dispatcher & jailer for the Door County Sheriff's Department for 23 years, and was the founder and owner of Door Cablevision, the first cable television company in Northern Door County. He was an active...
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Harry H. Heinrich W9KPG 1911-6/10/2001 Harry H. Heinrich, 89, Green Bay, passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2001 at Woodside Lutheran Home.  Harry was born Dec. 9, 1911 in Lebanon, WI, the son of the late Edward and Marie (Raschke) Heinrich.  Mr. Heinrich graduated from Oshkosh State Teacher's College.  Harry also served his country during World War II in the United States Army stationed in the Signal Corps.  He was a life long member of amateur radio.  His many other interests included...
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Green Bay Mike & Key Club newsletter Presentation by Tammy & Hal from the Red Cross 25 People attended the Aug 22 Brown County ARES meeting ARRL Videotape "At Any Moment" shown Green Bay Mike & Key Club Offering ham classes to conincide with the the 2 semesters at St. Norbert's 147.120 Controller Info; Logging in/out; leaving messages; auto patch
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Robert A. Thorne 1937 - 2003 Neenah, WI
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William H. Juhre W9IMQ 1903-1976 Bill Juhre 72, De Pere, an artist, art teachers and cartoonist, died Friday at a Stevens Point hospital. He had a heart condition and had been ill a number of years. He had been an illustrator for three years for the Tarzan comic strip series in the 1920s and later had his own syndicated cartoon, The Orbits, which appeared in 93 newspapers until 1953. Mr. Juhre studied at the Chicago Ill., Institute of Art, the American Academy of Art, Chicago, and the Wisconsin...
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Northeastern Wisconsin Radio League AHSTC News Update: The repeater should be up around the beginning of May.  A special thanks for the help with the swapfest. Weather Spotting Update
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County radio amateurs in mobile units observed "tornado" damage in the Kaukauna-Little Chute vicinity Saturday afternoon and reported to the county Red Cross headquarters after power lines "went down" during a simulated emergency.  The Red Cross then sent mythical relief units to the stricken areas.  Seated from left to right at the Red Cross office are Miss Helen Twiton, office secretary, Fred Schlintz, disaster committee chairman, Lester Asmus, radio operator, and Miss...
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The Green Bay Mike and Key Club received its 50 Year Certificate of Affiliation with the American Radio Relay League. The club affiliated with the League on October 21, 1939, with about 15 members. Today the club has grown to more than 110 members. Four of those members are founding members from 1939, and they are still active in the club. The club holds the ARRL Charter number 1922.
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Local amateur radio operators participated in a North American emergency preparedness event at the Brown County Fairgrounds.
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Clayton Cardy of Sturgeon Bay travels the world via Ham Radio Before there was the Internet there was ham radio, a technology that hardly is obsolete.
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Nels Knutzen 1915 - 2009 Green Bay, WI
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Fox Charlie Charlie The Famous night in the Winter of 1989 where K9RTB is a bit liquored up. As a prank someone changes the 147.120 repeaters courtesy tone to send RTB, and then later FCC. Bob, pretends he's calling "Allegan," the nearest FCC monitoring post. (Note: This was rescued from a reel-to-reel tape recorder, so the morse code is skewed)
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The Green Bay Mike & Key Club holiday potluck / holiday party was held at the Ashwaubenon Community Center
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Radio Chess "One Ham to another: - Father Urban (W9ZEQ) is moderator of the Radio Club. Front Row: Richard E. Jansing (K9KDW), Peter Treml (K9LIT), A. Sparr Second Row: P. Delwitch, Patrick J. Besanson (WN9AYG), A. Williams, D. Servais Third Row: P. Schumacher, Paul A. Schumacher (K9TRB), R. Gosz
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Lillian Cruz-Urbie 1927 - 2014 Green Bay, WI
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They Also Serve - Although not a unit of the armed forces, the Brown County Civil Defense organization would play a vital part in a case of hostilities that might see Green Bay stuck by enemy bombers. One of  the CD agencies is the Amateur Radio Corps, who work with the mobile radio transmitter and receiver in the car in the background and the various walkie-talkie sets they carry.  Left to right are Orville Davis, Bob Showers, John Neugent, Joe Befay and Orion Thompson.  Civil Defense will...
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Field Day 1948 Leo Westerman (W9BWZ/W9HID), seated left, and Harry Haskins (W9FWO), kneeling at the control board, were two of the amateur radio operators here participating in the nationwide field day.  Standing, from left are Frank Haanen, Red Cross disaster communications chairman, Carlton Schaaf (W9QYH), radio amateur, and Tim Blaney, a Red Cross disaster preparedness chairman.
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Robert "Bob" J.  Hamacheck 1917-2009 Russell  E. Hamacheck 1919-2010 Manitowoc, WI
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Lawrence "Larry" A. May  1926 - 2017
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William J. "Bill" Galbraith KA9DYT 1920-6/29/1991      Red Cross Executive Director 1961-1984 Preserving the earth for future generations was William Galbraith's concern. The rural Denmark environmentalist and former executive director of the Lakeland Chapter of the American Red Cross died Saturday June 29th.  He made is viewpoints known on environmental issues. "He was a talker" daughter Ann Miller of Suamico said Monday.  "When he would stand up at an...
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Lester E. Asmus  1906-1981 Appleton, WI
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Green Bay Ham Radio Repeater Video Tour Shows the 147.270 N.E.W.R.L. Repeater and the Green Bay Mike & Key Club's 147.360
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George Gabert Is Backbone Of Club's "Good Morning Net" His friendly greeting is always the same: "Calling all members of the Good Morning Net. This net meets each  weekday morning for the purpose of good fellowship, friendly discussion, and message handling. Mobile  check-ins first, please come, one at a time"
Paul Simandl works at his Military Affiliate Radio System (MARS) equipment which he uses to relay calls from area 1ervlcemen In Vietnam to parents and friends at home..
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Carlton O. Schaaf 1922 - 1993 Green Bay, WI
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Operators convene in De Pere The slogan "Reach out and touch someone" was carried to extremes by the Green Bay Mic and Key Club during the weekend. The amateur radio club members were busy for 24 hours Saturday and Sunday contacting nearly 2,000 other ham stations through-out the nation during the annual Amateur Radio Field Day at the Brown County Fairgrounds. Members competed with other clubs, attempting to make as many contacts as possible with other amateur stations from noon to...
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